Health and Medicine

Robbins announces changes to the future of UA's medical programs

Apr 22, 2023 The plan will adapt the original 100 year vision that was made in 1967 when the medical school was founded.

The Buzz: How AZ's marijuana industry has grown after two years of recreational sales

Apr 21, 2023 Marijuana became a billion-dollar industry within months of Arizona loosening restrictions on who can buy products.

Planned Parenthood Arizona will adapt medication abortions if access to an abortion pill is limited

Apr 20, 2023 The clinics will move to use an alternative single-drug protocol if access is limited, instead of a dual-drug procedure.

Pima County Library's Synapse Team on helping mental health community-wide.

Apr 20, 2023 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Malea Chavez, the CEO of The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona; Gianluca Russo on "The Power of Plus" in fashion; and, Tony talks with the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association.

Nosotros program helps identify liver disease with free fibroscans

Apr 17, 2023 Liver disease disproportionately affects the Hispanic community, and in Tucson, a local program is taking action to fight this trend.

Text ‘join’ to get COVID-19, health updates in rural Arizona

Apr 16, 2023 The program, based at UArizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, built the platform and system with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AG Mayes says Arizona retains access to abortion medication

Apr 10, 2023 The announcement comes after a federal judge placed an injunction against Mifepristone, a drug used in non-surgical abortions.

Unmet need remains as Tucson increases housing services

Apr 7, 2023 According to a new report, Tucson has served nearly 1,600 unsheltered persons but the need remains high.

Autism rates rise in U.S., along with awareness in communities of color

Apr 2, 2023 The CDC surveyed communities in 11 states, including Arizona, California and Utah, in 2018 and again in 2020 to detect what had changed or remained the same for 8-year-olds and 4-year-olds.

Report places Arizona first in U.S. for rate of COVID-19 deaths

Apr 2, 2023 Arizona residents were less likely to be vaccinated, wear masks and maintain social distance, according to researchers in a peer-reviewed study.

Arizona springtime brings concern about disease-carrying ticks

Mar 23, 2023 Experts are creating the state's first database for the parasitic pest.

Dementia’s dangerous rise leads legislators to ask up to $500,000 for Alzheimer’s

Mar 19, 2023 State legislators are pushing a bill to build a state dementia plan.

Future doctors meet their match

Mar 19, 2023 UA medical students learn where they will go for their next training.

Robotic surgery comes to Cochise County.

Mar 14, 2023 Canyon Vista Medical Center gets help for surgeons.

Experts say change of seasons leads to less sleep

Mar 13, 2023 The start of spring could create some restless nights.

"Above all else, believe us"

Mar 13, 2023 Advocates say doctors can show biased behavior toward autistic adults

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